I'd never done it from scratch and felt like some. This is one of my comfort foods.
At first, I tried making the croutons myself, but I baked them too hard and they were a little burnt. So I threw them out and used some toasted english muffins instead. That was a mistake. It's good for broiling croutons to be absorbant and take in a bit of the broth on which they're sitting. The muffins were too waterproof and came out hard and rubbery. :(
But the soup itself was delicious!